Jesus told stories to help people learn about God.
“Once,” said Jesus, “there was a wise man who built his house on a rock. The wind blew and the rain fell, but the house stood strong. Be like that wise man and build your life on God.”
“Don’t collect treasures on earth,” said Jesus. “Collect treasures in heaven. For that is where your heart should be.”
“Heaven,” said Jesus, “belongs to those who are like little children.”
“Once,” said Jesus, “a man’s son left him, but the man welcomed his son when he came home. God is always glad to see you come back to him.”
Jesus taught his disciples a prayer:
“Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors,
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever. Amen.”